Do I need to instruct a property lawyer suggested by the estate agent?
Many estate agents have referral deals with solicitors where they refer clients. Such referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as the agent may prefer to suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best value for you.
Do you have fast solicitors that look after the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Diss?
Our recommended conveyancing solicitors regularly do the legal work for bidders at auction. Homeward Legal always advocate buyers at auction to choose a qualified lawyer prior to the property auction to allow time for a detailed review of the legal documents.
Following the actual auction your appointed property conveyancing lawyer is totally ready for finishing all of the legal work inside the reduced time frame as typically required by the terms of sale.
To complete on our purchase ASAP, how can we aim for a fast exchange and completion in Diss?
Crucial to a fast conveyancing transaction is to use a proactive solicitor. There are a number of tasks you could do to speed up the process, such as, replying to your solicitor by phone, fax or email, requesting regular updates from your solicitor and keep the pressure on and clarifying your mortgage lender's requirements.
Are the doctors/dentists/schools oversubscribed in the area I want to move to?
Although your conveyancing solicitor may have some personal knowledge of these critical factors, they are not part of the conveyancing process, so will not form part of the contract.
If aspects such as how likely you’ll get into a surgery or school are important to you, it is worth factoring this in at an early stage when you are researching the areas into which you want to move. You can also glean some facts from the estate agent representing properties where you want to move, too. You might also like to contact the surgeries or schools for further information.
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How is Diss contaminated land identified?
A broad range of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors may potentially impair residential property in Diss, and an environmental search should reveal if a home may be affected by local contaminants like hazardous and regulated installations or sand or gravel pits. Contamination can be caused by Diss waste sites, including Garboldisham Landfill, Harling Road, Norfolk, IP22 2SQ.
What kind of enquiries into the risk and history of flooding in the Norfolk region will a Diss property lawyer report back to us on?
The property lawyer makes an application for formal conveyancing searches, which include Diss historical flood risk data. An inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more in-depth search (e.g. Landmark) might be suggested by a Diss conveyancing solicitor if in the event that the initial searches suggest a flood risk.
Will my assigned property lawyer in Diss report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band D house before completing on the purchase?
The solicitor will consult with the relevant South Norfolk local authority to enquire about the most up to date council tax rates, which should then be set out in the title report. Up-to-date rates for properties in Diss are tabled at the South Norfolk local authority website. At the time of writing on 23 July 2012 the rates are:
- Band A - £1,023.00
- Band B - £1,194.00
- Band C - £1,364.00
- Band D - £1,535.00
- Band E - £1,876.00
- Band F - £2,217.00
- Band G - £2,558.00
- Band H - £3,070.00